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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Effective Communication - working in a group.

I experienced two written, two general and one interpersonal skills barrier to effective communication. The two written barriers were, a job application letter with constant use of errors and a formal letter with inappropriate structure and language. The two general barriers were, a presentation with inaccurate information and a presentation given with background distractions. Finally, the interpersonal barrier was a presentation given with the incorrect tone of voice and body language respectively.

Within the group discussions, I realised I would have to say something to get a mark which meant I had to raise the volume of my voice.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Routine Maintenance

In this activity we had to use technical skills to help other students. working with others is a skill i have gained from this assignment. I can now use the skill in future classes, or in future employment. I improved on my technical skills.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Jayne's presentation

I already knew how to work Power Point. regardless I still kept to the "rules" of presentations. these are things like; not putting to much information onto a slide, having a constant colour scheme and not over-doing the transitions and animations. I also had to pluck up my conifdence to deliver the presentation this increased my verbal skills in front of a group, listening to other peers and giving effective feedback and i have increased my graphic and text manipulation a little.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Jayne's presentation design.

I have made use of my knowledge of capital letters, the structure of sentence's, spelling and grammar, breadth of vocabulary and just general presentation skills to put together a slideshow for Jayne.

Basic System setting configuration

I have worked on my technical knowledge, re-capping on basic system settings. We worked in pairs to do the screenshots. I also configured software

Monday, 4 November 2013

Half Term Progress

I believe in the last half term I have made a lot of progress in a sense that, I now know what is expected of me, consequently I now know that my attendance and punctuality must correct in order for to me excel. I believe I have good determination and am beginning to improve on my time management. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Installing Hardware & Software.


R U D Dz


I never thought that this class had anything to do with learning about the actual components of a computer. Never-the-less, I have learnt a lot about where computer parts go and their names but more importantly how they connect. I also learnt about the health and safety aspects on working on computers even when there is no power going to the system such as a Static Mat.

 I could use what I have learnt in everyday life for things such as improving and fixing my computer if it ever breaks or if I want to change the operating system I know how though the BIOS. I now have a good understanding of computer components and how hardware and software works.